Eytan Baer, a future student of Johnson & Wales in Florida, has traveled to more than 40 countries throughout his lifetime. Eytan Baer has visited such countries as Thailand, where he enjoyed visiting temples and boating on the Clomg rivers in Bangkok.
Bangkok is full of popular sites and destinations such as Wat Suthat, a vast temple surrounded by unique streets. Although the temple was never restored properly, it is still home to several outstanding fresco paintings, along with a ceremonial red swing that was the city’s former civic emblem. Another temple in the area if Wat Pho, the city’s largest and oldest Buddhist temple. The temple houses the famous 49-foot-high Reclining Buddha image, which is covered in gold leaf and runs over 45 meters long.
Chinatown offers some of Bangkok’s best street food and market experiences. On the northern edge of Chinatown, tourists find the Pak Klong Talad, a wholesale flower market full of local orchids and bird-of-paradise plants. Meanwhile, Yaowarat Road provides hungry tourists with local food such as crab fried rice.
Having graduated with honours from Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Academy, Eytan Baer will be attending Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami location. A Switzerland resident, he is an active member of his school’s track and field team, and he had set a shot-put record prior to beginning his studies in the United States. An active sportsman, Eytan Baer has participated in downhill biking for nearly five years.
With a variety of trails for every skill and experience level, downhill biking is a fast-growing sport. However, regardless of skill level, there are a number of tips and techniques to keep in mind.
– Many trails are rough, so maintaining proper balance and hold on the bike is important. By using a firm but flexible grip and resisting the urge to tense your arms and legs, your body can act like a shock absorber to make the ride less jarring and thus less tiring.
– Use proper bike positioning. The pedals should be held at a horizontal, three o’clock and nine o’clock position unless navigating turns. This gives the bike balance and ensures that most movement can be as simple as shifting your weight.
– Never slam on the brakes. Many downhill trails are steep, so slamming on the brakes can be the quickest way over the handlebars. Instead, feather them with light, neutral pressure for greater control.